Ubisoft and pro snowboarder Shaun White's skateboarding game is scheduled to launch next week, but it appears the PlayStation 3 version of Shaun White Skateboarding has hit a snag. It's been delayed and may have been recalled by Ubisoft. Updated with response from Sony.
According to a retail memo obtained by blog Fist Full of Potions, a "big named retailer" writes that Ubisoft has issued a recall of Shaun White Skateboarding citing "quality issues." All copies are ordered to be returned to the vendor.
The memo, which appears to originate from Target, says that the Wii and Xbox 360 versions are not affected. The memo posted by Fist Full of Potions also indicates that a new version of the PS3 release will ship some time next week.
Other retail sources appear to lend credibility to the claim. Shaun White Skateboarding not longer has a release date at GameStop.com. The game was updated with a "TBD" release date by GameFly. Best Buy's online store is no longer selling the game.
This season has seen an unfortunate amount of delays for the PlayStation 3, with SOCOM 4, DC Universe Online, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Gran Turismo 5 all moving past their originally intended release dates.
Kotaku has contacted Ubisoft and Sony Computer Entertainment America for comment but has not received a response.
Update: SCEA has issued the following statement regarding the delay: "There was a manufacturing issue with a misprinted disc at Sony Computer Entertainment America and the wrong version of the Shaun White Skateboarding PlayStation 3 game was shipped to retailers. We're working with Ubisoft to correct the issue. New PS3 copies of the game will be shipped to North American retailers by Thursday, October 28 and it will be available by that weekend."